Obituary of Richard H. Schaefer
Richard H. Schaefer, 87, of Schuyler Ridge Residential Health Care Center and formerly of Babylon, NY, died on Sunday June 25, 2017 at his residence. He was born on Dec. 28, 1929 in Jamaica, NY and was the son of the late Richard A. and Bertha M. Wetter Schaefer. He was a graduate of Brooklyn Polytechnic High School, Brooklyn College and received his master’s degree from Columbia University. Mr. Schaefer retired as Vice-President of Marketing and Merchandising for Lever Bros. in Manhattan after more than 35 years of service. He was the beloved husband of Joan B. Kraemer Schaefer whom he married on June 17, 1951. He was a coin and stamp collector and also enjoyed the outdoors especially going to the beach.
Survivors in addition to his wife Joan, include his devoted children, Richard H. (Charmaine) Schaefer, Janet (Harry) Czosnykowski both of Clifton Park, Nancy (James) Eastman of San Diego, CA and Patricia (John) Frohlich of Babylon, LI, NY; brother of Joan Collins of Brentwood, LI; also survived by 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home 1550 Rt. 9 in Clifton Park, NY 12065.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
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